Olivia Wilde isn’t shying away from the public eye in the wake of her reported breakup with Harry Styles.
News broke on Friday night that Olivia and Harry had mutually decided to put their relationship on hold, with a source informing People that the pair are “taking a break” after nearly two years together.
The duo were first romantically linked in January 2021, after meeting when Olivia cast Harry to replace Shia LaBeouf as the lead in her movie, Don’t worry honey.
Since then, their relationship has been anything but smooth sailing, with the two finding themselves at the center of some of the biggest celebrity controversies of the year, namely centered on their movie, which was released in theaters on September 23.
And now, after a tumultuous year, the pair have reportedly decided to part ways, apparently citing conflicting priorities “that keep them apart”.
“He is still touring and is now going abroad. She’s focusing on her kids and her work in LA,” an insider revealed last week. “It’s a very amicable decision.”
The news made waves online this weekend, though it looks like Olivia is trying to rise above the chaos.
Marking her first public appearance since the reports, the Smart book director took to the red carpet at the 13th Governors Awards in LA on Saturday.
Along with Jennifer Lawrence, Keke Palmer and Florence Pugh, Olivia arrived at the event looking stunning and, according to some fans, “undisturbedthrough all the chatter currently surrounding her personal life.
And while we’re unaware of the inner details of the reported split, Olivia’s calmness makes perfect sense, as there’s reason to suggest that the decision to put the brakes on was fairly civil.
So if we rewind less than a week ago to November 15th, Olivia and Harry seemed to be doing just fine.
That night, just three days before the hiatus was announced, Olivia attended Harry’s show in LA along with her son, Otis, 8, and daughter, Daisy, 6, who she shares with her ex, Jason Sudeikis.
Being prominent in the crowd, there was nothing to indicate that Olivia had anything to hide as she danced away to her boyfriend’s hits.
The day before, the pair had been seen together at the gym in Studio City.
Of course, this raises the possibility that maybe Olivia was surprised by the split later that week. However, sources have already made it clear that this was apparently not the case.
“There is no bad blood between them. Harry didn’t dump Olivia, or vice versa,” another insider told Page Six last week, adding that it was nothing out of the ordinary that Olivia had decided to attend his show after all.
“They’re friends, you’ll still see them together,” says the source.
And while the situation is technically defined as just a “pause” for now, the reasons for their split, coupled with their upcoming schedules, suggest that an official resurgence could be quite difficult to facilitate.
With Harry about to embark on the South American leg of his tour, and Olivia apparently planning to move to London to begin a documentary, sources say it would have been an “impossible” task to end the relationship. to make it work.
“It’s been challenging for them as a couple because of Harry’s tour, while Olivia has to spend time with her kids in London where they’re with Jason,” a second source told Page Six.
As we know, Olivia wasted no time facing the public after the break was reported, and it seems Harry is just as unphased, having recently been spotted doing a little retail therapy.
Just hours before news of their split broke, Harry was photographed browsing a Ferrari dealership in Beverly Hills, apparently eyeing a $308,000 supercar.
Bystanders said he looked relaxed and happy as he strolled through the shop, which, along with Olivia’s recent outing, suggests the exes are taking the break with big strides.
Neither Olivia nor Harry have issued any kind of statement regarding the reports. However, in light of the fact that they never formally confirmed their relationship in the first place, it seems unlikely that we’ll be hearing from them anytime soon.